MasterCard and Monitise partner for digital payments service

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MasterCard has announced the intention to enter into a commercial agreement with Monitise to accelerate the development and deployment of mobile wallets and digital payment solutions by financial institutions worldwide. MasterCard also intends to make a minority investment in Monitise.

Monitise provides solutions designed to help consumers bank anywhere, pay anyone and buy anything through mobile applications. The combination of MasterCard and Monitise’s complementary expertise in developing mobile platforms for commerce and banking is anticipated to result in additional innovative and secure solutions.

“For more than a decade, MasterCard has driven the development of mobile commerce – including the world’s first contactless and mobile payments solutions,” said Ed McLaughlin, chief emerging payments officer, MasterCard. “Our partnership with Monitise builds upon a shared commitment to improve the mobile shopping experience today and into the future.”

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